referential

[ ref-uh-ren-shuh l ]
/ ˌrɛf əˈrɛn ʃəl /

adjective

having reference: referential to something.
containing a reference.
used for reference.

Nearby words

  1. reference mark,
  2. reference values,
  3. reference works,
  4. referendum,
  5. referent,
  6. referentially,
  7. referral,
  8. referred pain,
  9. referred sensation,
  10. referrible

Origin of referential

First recorded in 1650–60; referent + -ial

Related formsref·er·en·tial·ly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for referentially

referential

adj.

1650s, from reference (n.) on model of inferential, etc. Related: Referentially.

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